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Song Interpretation
Influenced by a party in South Africa and Dave’s Acid influenced experiences. Julia Grey named this song, when after hearing it (w/o the Billies refrain), said it sounded like Hillbillies on Acid. The rumor of the Billie being slang for a British police officer, whereas the slang may be true, it does not apply to the song.

Dave stated during the 1999 Storytellers performance that the line 'Dragons were smoked' is a coy reference to the cartoon (and song) "Puff The Magic Dragon". There was a time when people thought it was slang for smoking pot, so Dave referenced it as such. Without Dave's explanation of the line, one would be hard pressed to guess at the meaning of that obscure line.

Song Information
Album: Remember Two Things
Fall 1994 Rarity: 70.9677
Historical Rarity: 35.7048
Average Slot: 9
Average Length: 5:30

Tripping Billies

  44 Fall 1994 Appearances

Date Venue Position Length
DMB 1994-09-27McIntire Amphitheatre - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA134:11
DMB 1994-09-29The Ritz, Raleigh, NC104:31
DMB 1994-09-30Roseland Ballroom, New York, NY104:10
DMB 1994-10-01Theater for The Arts, Philadelphia, PA74:25
DMB 1994-10-05Club Soda, Montreal, Quebec, Canada2
DMB 1994-10-07A.J. Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh, PA24:12
DMB 1994-10-08Avalon, Boston, MA94:13
DMB 1994-10-09Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI184:17
DMB 1994-10-11Pearl Street Night Club, Northampton, MA94:32
DMB 1994-10-12Stone Balloon, Newark, DE74:17
DMB 1994-10-14DMBLive - Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA 10/14/1994, Georgia Theatre, Athens, GA24:10
DM_ 1994-10-15Magic Platter Record Store, Birmingham, AL3
DMB 1994-10-16Varsity Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA24:19
DMB 1994-10-18The Mushroom, New Orleans, LA7
DMB 1994-10-19Lafayette's, Oxford, MS6
DMB 1994-10-20328 Performance Hall, Nashville, TN154:27
DMB 1994-10-21Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, MO164:32
DMB 1994-10-22DMBLive - Blue Note, Columbia, MO 10/22/1994, The Blue Note, Columbia, MO104:30
DMB 1994-10-26The Cabooze, Minneapolis, MN104:20
DMB 1994-10-27Barrymore Theatre, Madison, WI114:27
DMB 1994-10-28The Vic, Chicago, IL9
DMB 1994-10-29Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI64:30
DMB 1994-11-01Roxy Club, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands64:31
DMB 1994-11-03Roxy Club, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands8
DMB 1994-11-08Lisner Auditorium, Washington, D.C.84:41
DMB 1994-11-09Virginia Horse Center, Lexington, VA134:35
DMB 1994-11-11Wait Chapel - Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC15
DMB 1994-11-13Electric Ballroom, Knoxville, TN124:35
DMB 1994-11-14The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN124:39
DMB 1994-11-17Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO12
DMB 1994-11-18Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO164:11
DMB 1994-11-19Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO164:36
DMB 1994-11-19Rock And Roll Auction, Paramount Theatre, Denver, CO7
DMB 1994-11-20Marriott Grand Ballroom, Vail, CO74:52
DMB 1994-11-23Cat's Paw, Bozeman, MT124:48
DMB 1994-11-25Roseland Theater, Portland, OR104:40
DMB 1994-11-26DMBLive - Backstage Theatre, Seattle, WA 11/26/1994, Backstage Tavern, Ballard, WA114:51
DMB 1994-12-01Palookaville, Santa Cruz, CA135:06
DMB 1994-12-02Recreation Hall - University California Davis, Davis, CA74:33
DMB 1994-12-04Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, CA144:50
DMB 1994-12-08Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA9
DMB 1994-12-15Liberty Lunch, Austin, TX8
DMB 1994-12-16Rockafeller's, Houston, TX44:41
DMB 1994-12-17Trees, Dallas, TX104:30


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